Stats Analysis

One win in 26 years - New Zealand's woes in Australia

Stats highlights of the Australian summer, which was headlined by Marnus Labuschagne and Nathan Lyon

896 Runs scored by Marnus Labuschagne in the Australian summer - Only two batsmen have scored more than him in a home season: Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden (twice). Labuschagne finished with an average of 112 with four hundreds and three fifties. While Hayden and Ponting played more than 10 innings, Labuschagne batted only eight times this summer with a lowest score of 19. Labuschagne has now scored 1459 Test runs from 23 innings averaging 63.43.
1 Ross Taylor is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket. He went past the Stephen Fleming's tally of 7172 on Monday. Taylor reached the landmark in his 99th Test. He finished the innings with 7174 runs at an average of 46.28. Taylor and Fleming are the only cricketers from New Zealand to score more than 7000 Test runs.
8 Instances in which Australia have won every Test in their home summer (condition of at least five matches played). They had a similar summer in 2004-05 when they won two Tests against New Zealand and three against Pakistan. Since 2013-14 this is the first instance of Australia whitewashing every opposition they faced at home.
1 Test win for New Zealand against Australia from 31 matches since April 1993. New Zealand have lost 22 and drawn seven in this period. They have now lost six in a row against Australia with their last win coming nine years ago at Hobart.
27.97 Difference in batting and bowling average for Australia - fourth-best figures for Australia in a home season with a minimum of three Tests. Australia's domination was evident against both Pakistan and New Zealand, averaging 50.67 with the bat and 22.7 with the ball.
41.8 Strike rate for Australia's bowlers against New Zealand - their best for a home series with a minimum of three matches and the their best overall since the 2002-03 series against Pakistan.
19.25 Average runs per wicket for New Zealand this series - their worst for against Australia across all 21 tours so far. Their highest score this series was 256 - the lowest top total for an overseas team in a series of three or more matches in Australia.
3 Ten wicket hauls for Nathan Lyon in Tests. This was also the second-best match figures for an Australian against New Zealand, and the best by a spinner. Coming into this Test, Lyon did not have a five-wicket hauls at his home ground Sydney. Now he has taken two in a match taking his wickets tally to 36 - second-most for him at any venue. Lyon finished with 27 wickets at an average of 21.96 in the summer with three five-wicket hauls.
24 Centuries for David Warner in Tests, which places him ninth in the list of most centuries for Australia. In contrast to the Ashes where Warner made only 95 runs, he amassed 786 runs at an average of 131 with three centuries in the home summer. Warner now has 7244 Test runs and is among the top 10 for Australia. Eighteen of the 24 centuries for Warner have come at home. Only Hayden and Ponting beat him on that count. Interestingly, Warner's lowest score in the series like Marnus is 19.

Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo